NASA Pushes Back Endeavour Again

Shuttle won't launch before May 16
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2011 8:40 AM CDT
Visitors at the Kennedy Space Center take photos and get a close view of space shuttle Endeavour on Pad 39A in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Saturday, April 30, 2011.   (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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(Newser) – Gabrielle Giffords is getting some extra recovery time before her husband's final space flight: NASA yesterday announced that the shuttle Endeavour would launch no sooner than May 16, reports NASA managers made the call after meeting to take stock of repairs to a broken power unit, which had already delayed the launch by a week from its original April 29 date. Giffords is back in rehab in Houston, reports the AP, where she was spotted dining out with husband Mark Kelly and friends.

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